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Microsoft Windows WebDAV CVE-2015-2476 Man in the Middle Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

August 11, 2015

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to an information disclosure vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to disclose potentially sensitive information through man-in-the-middle attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows RT
  • Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run all applications with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Communicate sensitive information through secure means.

Implement multiple layers of encryption and authentication to help mitigate against exposure from this and other latent vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

Credits

Microsoft
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